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showcase magazine Dec 2020 germany issue 824
Karsten Koch People & Lifestyle Photographers and Directors
The merger of photo and film has been quite normal for Karsten Koch for years. Nowadays, however, more important than ever. Combining both style elements makes perfect sense for Karsten. In this way, he can easily serve the many different formats with your different requirements.
Efficiency is the goal when Karsten simply switches quickly between the camera systems, since the entire planning in terms of technology and light is directly coordinated with it. Karsten enjoys going even deeper, “The stories are simply told better.” Moving image with its possibilities through editing and music brings even more emotions into the image.
The "discovery" of customers and their products is an exciting journey for Karsten Koch. Whether it's about power supply and a campaign that is being produced in a large team parallel to the film: EON. Or for a medium-sized company from the logistics industry, where the vehicle fleet and the company are portrayed with the employees: PEMA. Or standing in the fields with a farmer in Serbia at sunrise: KWS. Up to the tourism industry, which would like to promote your hotel complex and the feeling of vacation during this time too: TUI.
In January Karsten Koch will be in South Africa for summer, with low numbers of infections and capacity for synergy effects.
spotlight magazine Jul 2020 people & lifestyle photography
"As a people photographer you don't want to keep your distance!" Karsten shows in an extract from projects during and in front of Corona and how a couple is doing at home and what to look forward to when travel is possible again.
Some of his recent pojects shown in this Spotlight:
- Dr. Oetker: Still and people shots were realised on the set of the TVC.
- TUI Magic Life: The task was to have fun with a group of influencers.
- KWS SAAT: As part of the 'Closeness' campaign, authentic motifs were created with the local farmers.
- Robinson Club: Capture shots of water sports.
- Personal Work: 'Stay at home'.
spotlight magazine Apr 2020 on humanity
"My pictures are about people, a story, and emotions. That's why my work can be used perfectly for my fellow human beings in addition to my job. I want to give something back, create added value. Be it on my assignments for Dein-Sternenkind, where I take the first and last photo of these children for their parents. Or for Hamami, which I have now accompanied to Cameroon for the second time to document the efforts of the doctors and to show a small portrait of the people in Cameroon.
As difficult as the pandemic will be for many, it will hopefully bring some good things with it. Be it our new willingness to help for our fellow human beings, or a reflection on the values that we may have forgotten in our fast everyday life.
The latest projects were for Hansano, TUI Robinson Club, Spardabank, and KWS Saat.
spotlight magazine Jul 2016 people & lifestyle photography + motion
"Working with people; to engage with new situations; authentic, alive and emotional; the search for THE moment; to tell stories: all of this drives Karsten Koch in his still and moving images."
In recent months, different projects for various clients have emerged, incuding:
- With BBDO, he shot a campaign for West cigarettes in Cape Town,
- For Kaufland, he emerged parallel to the film images with proper Barbecue EM mood,
- In Berlin, he realised the shooting for S-Bahn together with Serviceplan,
- Sporting was photographed together with Südpol for the client Joy Sportswear in Cape Town,
- Lastly, Karsten has produced still photos and moving images in the personal project 'Friends.'
spotlight magazine Sep 2015 people & lifestyle photography + motion
Karsten Koch photographs people.
Commissioned by BBDO Interone / Munich, Karsten photographed the likeable actor Elyas M. Barek for Orangina against the rooftops of Barcelona. Executive production: Image Nation. Post-production: Fotomaki, Hamburg. Styling: Hendrik Schaulin, Liga Nord.
Mixed media shoots always have their special charm and requirements. During the filming for VNVZ (Northwest Germany Newspaper Publishers Association), Karsten created five images in two days on behalf of Serviceplan Bremen.
Also in recent weeks Karsten and his team worked for Deutsche Bahn, Rossmann and 12FLY.
The launch of a new personal project took Karsten to Miami. "The magic of the moment on the road. Dipping, observe, be quick!" Other cities and countries will follow.
spotlight magazine Apr 2015 motion for advertising
With his still images Karsten Koch tells stories. When the moving image is added, the story is deeper. Having worked in film for many years, Karsten now takes the medium for granted.
"I like to expand the story with the necessary film takes. It remains the same staging, broken down and just a little more complex. And then I have great fun selecting the emotional music to use. All of this completes the feeling while watching. It is a great medium to tell stories."
Recent projects include Joy Sportswear in Cape Town where Karsten produced a short in-store movie parallel to the current image. He also completed two personal projects.
spotlight magazine Feb 2015 people & lifestyle photography + motion
The search for 'the genuine moment' took Karsten Koch and his team to various global locations over the past month.
The team worked for REWE Touristik Group shooting current images on location in Mallorca, before heading into the Alpenvorregion mountains for JOY Sportswear and location shots around Lake Kochel.
It was then off to South Africa to shoot a new campaign due for imminent release, along with personal work on the streets of Cape Town. Besides the still images, Karsten also worked in parallel shooting motion, producing both photo and video with his trademark look and feel under the same African sun.
spotlight magazine Sep 2014 people & lifestyle photography
"Basically, it's quite simple. I have three easy rules for presenting my work: Create space for the genuine moment. Always be flexible. Capture emotions. So it's exciting to identify and capture these moments when they arise. Recent work includes Krombacher Fassbrause, Calimera from the group REWE Touristik, Cecil, Joy Sportswear and EMP."
spotlight magazine Feb 2014 people & lifestyle photography
Hamburg-based lifestyle and people photographer Karsten Koch is represented by Kelly Kellerhoff. His lively and authentic photos live from the moment he presses the trigger, while his viewing angles are charged by emotion, interaction, and are always close to the people he photographs. Besides photography Karsten has been working with film for several years, and he sees a close connection between both media. He now offers combined photo and film productions.
For client John Player Special and agency deepblue, Karsten and his team shot several display and CLP motifs, as well as short film sequences for the website, on location in Mallorca.
For WDV (Germany's leading corporate publishers), Karsten created a delicious 'Pool Shoot' in Hamburg.
For Wernesgrüner, a traditional beer from the Saxon Vogtland, Karsten produced a new campaign on behalf of DDB Berlin. After the shoot, the product was extensively consumed until late in the evening - strange that no one wanted to go home early!
spotlight magazine Sep 2013 people & lifestyle photography
Karsten Koch recently worked with his team on a selection of great campaigns for Krombacher (Discodöner), Wernesgrüner (Heye and Partner), JPS GOLD (DeepBlue) and Kaufland (Grabarz and partners).
The Free Range "-12 degrees" lived up to its name, shot in freezing temperatures towards the start of the year. For TUI CARS, Karsten and his team produced two moving image B2B films over two days of shooting.
Karsten is now represented by Kelly Kellerhoff.
spotlight magazine Feb 2012 people & lifestyle photography
Karsten Koch and his team have recently completed some very exciting and varied jobs.
A shoot for Y&R Moscow and client Philip Morris / NEXT in Lisbon involved a 45-person production team, lending it the feel of a film set.
The team also had fun on the beach with European beach volleyball champions Sarah Goller and Laura Ludwig.
Together with DDB Tribal Berlin, the team travelled to Austria to shoot the German 'Super-G' team for Vattenfall at 3000 metres.
showcase magazine Nov 2011 germany issue 309
Karsten Koch people & lifestyle photographers
"I'm always in search of the real moment," says Karsten Koch when describing his work. His team and many of his clients say that what makes working with Karsten so special is the relaxed, good natured and friendly atmosphere he creates on set.
Featured in this Showcase are photos taken with Phillip & Keuntje for ASSTEL and direct insurers Gothaer for the company's web re-launch, as well as hunting and outdoor outfitters Grube. The theme "camouflage in the forest" needs completely re-evaluating after this shoot!
For car rental company TUI Cars Karsten also worked with "real people" in Portugal.
Visit his website for more information.
spotlight magazine Jul 2010 people and lifestyle photography
Karsten Koch works between Hannover and Hamburg. After establishing his own studio in 1997, he made a name for himself with work for magazines including Musikexpress and many others.
He has photographed celebrities including Sabrina Setlur, Xavier Naidoo and the band Fury & The Slaughterhouse. As a passionate diver, Karsten recently completed aqua gym shots, both underwater and above water, at the Intercontinental Berchtesgarden Spa for client Bayer Vital and agency Ketchum Pleon.
Since 2007, Karsten has been represented by Von Löwenstern. He mainly shoots people and lifestyle photography and focuses on capturing real, individual moments with a technique that concentrates on authentic and lively performances. Karsten's clients are primarily advertising agencies and companies in Germany and Europe.
His new website is now online.